Sir Alex Ferguson admitted Norwich deserved their 1-0 win at Carrow Road which denied Manchester United the chance to go back to the top of the Barclays Premier League.
After Manchester City had thrashed Aston Villa 5-0 earlier on Saturday afternoon, only a win would have been enough for United to jump over their neighbours once again.
However, with England striker Wayne Rooney missing because of tonsillitis, the Red Devils produced a lacklustre display as the Canaries produced another composed display to secure a third win in five Premier League games with a fine header from Anthony Pilkington, once on the youth books at United, on the hour.
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